New York Times, Wednesday, January 1, 1992

Author: Joy L. Wouk
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Ancient Dead Sea kingdom : MOAB
5. Obscures : FOGS
9. Features of 28 Down : ROSES
14. Competent : ABLE
15. Escutcheon problem : BLOT
16. Swiftly : APACE
17. Cato wore one : TOGA
18. Golden calf, e.g. : IDOL
19. Aquarium fish : TETRA
20. Vise : CLAMP
22. Legendary king of Crete : IDOMENEUS
24. Hasten : HIE
25. Lecher's look : LEER
27. Bat wood : ASH
28. Mosaic piece : TESSERA
30. ___-Umbrian (Italic language branch) : OSCO
34. Duds : LEMONS
37. Germinated : SPROUTED
39. Circa : ABOUT
40. Olla : POT
41. Stage direction : ASIDE
42. Large bag : CARRYALL
44. Cubic meters : STERES
45. Town NE of Cincinnati : ENON
46. Gelatin desserts : MOUSSES
48. A Gardner : AVA
50. Rend : TEAR
51. Salaam : BOW
54. Kind of progression : GEOMETRIC
58. Garb for Calpurnia : STOLA
60. Abalone : ORMER
61. Grayish white : HOAR
63. Inspires reverence : AWES
64. Arkin and Autry : ALANS
65. Sicilian resort : ENNA
66. Map of lots : PLAT
67. Slowly, in music : LENTO
68. In re : ASTO
69. Anglo-Saxon slave : ESNE
1. Facsimile : MATCH
2. Old Greek coins : OBOLI
3. Water plants : ALGAE
4. Ray : BEAM
5. J. E. Hoover's org. : FBI
6. Some are golden : OLDIES
7. New Year's ephemerae : GOODRESOLUTIONS
8. Norman town : STLO
9. Proportions : RATES
10. Traditional Jan. 1 parties : OPENHOUSES
11. Glut : SATE
12. Beige : ECRU
13. Red and Black : SEAS
21. Opulence : PLENTY
23. Volcanic landform : MAAR
26. Kind of curve : ESS
28. Pasadena event : TOURNAMENT
29. Card sent by a tchr. : RPT
31. Budge : STIR
32. Surrender : CEDE
33. Keats products : ODES
34. Tatting : LACE
35. Israeli diplomat : EBAN
36. Martyred Italian statesman : MORO
38. Westerns : OATERS
40. Arafat's gp. : PLO
43. He loves, to Cato : AMAT
44. A.A.R.P. concern : SSA
47. Trigonometry ratio : SECANT
49. Left-hand page : VERSO
51. Jan. 1 game sites : BOWLS
52. City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
53. Trash : WASTE
54. Kind of post : GOAL
55. First name in mysteries : ERLE
56. Muscat is its capital : OMAN
57. Mother of Zeus : RHEA
59. Record : TAPE
62. Indian novelist : RAO

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